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Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global w ...more
LitHub's 365 Books for Your Climate Change Library (Part 3)
On This Earth
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65 books — 43 voters
Best Fiction Books about the Environment and Sustainability
178 books — 211 voters
Books Where the Future is Wet
22 books — 11 voters
LitHub's 365 Books for Your Climate Change Library (Part 4)
101 books — 11 voters
“ Any attempt to solve the ecological crisis within a bourgeois framework must be dismissed as chimerical. Capitalism is inherently anti-ecological. Competition and accumulation constitute its very law of life, a law … summarised in the phrase, ‘production for the sake of production.’ Anything, however hallowed or rare, ‘has its price’ and is fair game for the marketplace. In a society of this kind, nature is necessarily treated as a mere resource to be plundered and exploited. The destruction of ...more ”
“ I am opposed to animal welfare campaigns for two reasons. First, if animal use cannot be morally justified, then we ought to be clear about that, and advocate for no use. Although rape and child molestation are ubiquitous, we do not have campaigns for “humane” rape or “humane” child molestation. We condemn it all. We should do the same with respect to animal exploitation. Second, animal welfare reform does not provide significant protection for animal interests. Animals are chattel property; t ...more ”
[close] This is a book club for Climate Guides mentors and mentees. The goal of this book club is to develop a deeper understanding of sustainability and climate change, to inspire and inform your work.
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Science fiction doesn’t have to been depressing: Welcome to Solarpunk! Solarpunk is a new genr…more
[close] Science fiction doesn’t have to been depressing: Welcome to Solarpunk! Solarpunk is a new genre within science fiction that is a reaction against the perceived pessimism of present-day science fiction. Solarpunk delivers optimistic stories about the future with the aim of encouraging people to change the present.
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For readers of Greer, Dark Mountain, etc.
[close] For readers of Greer, Dark Mountain, etc.
2 members, last active 3 years ago
[close] Environmentalism for Pragmatists focuses on books related to the environment. It is such a challenge to find quality material to read that is written for non-academics, and not fraught with opinion vs. facts. But there is a lot of great stuff out there - uplifting, positive, proactive, pragmatic, sad, scary, inspiring, thought provoking. As I work my way through what the new United States government administration means to the environment, the push to stop our environmental related agencies from communicating with the press, and how we can still move forward on environmental causes, I decided to start a book group to share what I am learning and learn from others as well. The plan is to select a few books every month or two for reading (or rereading) and discussion. If this topic interests you, please sign up.
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